Handmade edition of Gemma Boyd's debut collection of poems. Price: £9.50 plus Signed For 2nd Class UK shipping / up to £9.25 for International Tracked and Signed For shipping. Click on the accompanying image to enlarge.
'Families survive only in photographs; their souls hiss through scratched LPs'.
VIVARIUM is a playful melange of lyric poems, list poems and dramatic monologues concerned with feelings of entrapment; where relationships and place are both held up to scrutiny and cherished. By turns hypervigilant, deeply sad, murderous and hopeful, Gemma Boyd's succinct poems are infused with honesty and black humour. They feature everyday objects, a paedophile, an actress, a robotic bouncer from 2020, an eBay listing, and moments of freedom experienced through music and a communion with the English countryside: 'spiders will hatch and crawl down their mothers' legs / like so many new beginnings'.